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The Greek government is offering five months now concrete proposals and options on how to tackle the deep-rooted financial and structural problems of the Greek economy. These proposals regard the overcoming of fiscal deadlock, the negotiations over a debt relief agreement, and certainly the preparation of a growth plan that could address the devastating macroeconomic… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Audio Version   It is increasingly apparent that the way cosmopolitanism is conceptualised is neither a productive ideal for cosmopolitans, nor particularly accurate to describe the phenomenon. Since cosmopolitanism and transnationalism share qualities, cosmopolitanism should interest the EU, even if there is clear evidence that, in the purest sense, it does not. Traditionally, we view… » read more

  Posted by C Shannon

Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Next month, voters in Luxembourg will have to participate in a referendum (voting is mandatory in Luxembourg) that raises three different questions, among which is the following: do you agree that those residents that are not Luxembourg nationals should be entitled to participate in national legislative elections under the condition… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Next month, voters in Luxembourg will have to participate in a referendum (voting is mandatory in Luxembourg) that raises three different questions, among which is the following: do you agree that those residents that are not Luxembourg nationals should be entitled to participate in national legislative elections under the condition… » read more

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Guest post by Zuzana Stratilová from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Biotrin. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their use, especially in agriculture and food industry, remain a controversial topic in the EU. Opinions of different member states are highly polarized. On the one hand, there are member states which… » read more

In one of our latest posts we insisted on the huge and unbearable pressure exerted to the Greek economy and society by its creditors and political interlocutors in Eurozone. In this respect, we proposed a 3-year freeze of the country’s debt payment obligations. As the debate is stirred up and timeframes cannot be kept, there… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Press release issued by the Union of European Federalists following the death of over 700 migrants trying to reach Italy by sea on 19 April 2015   700 killed by an intergovernmental and divided Europe The Union of European Federalists is deeply saddened by the loss of over 700 human lives in the Mediterranean this… » read more

    If you follow the news on Greece and Eurozone you certainly get puzzled by the amount of information stemming from different sources. Reports from Brussels, Athens, Washington and Berlin give you a sense of what is happening hour-per-hour in the country as if the entire world should and has to focus on Greece… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Guest blog post by Gerd Spelsberg from i-bio – Information Biosciences Let’s have no more soya bean imports, but instead cultivate our own feed supplies in Germany. To achieve this we must ask where the extra agricultural land necessary will come from? European agriculture depends on the import of large amounts of soya animal feed.… » read more

Five days before the official visit of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras to Moscow and the long-awaited meeting with President Putin, European and international media start (again) criticizing the rapprochement between the two countries. The Guardian and Natalie Nougayrede published today a fiercely ironic OpEd, under the alarming title “Tsipras risks to become Putin’s useful idiot”.… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Andalucía abre el juego electoral en el que España se va a ver sumida durante el presente 2015. Cuatro convocatorias a las urnas que prácticamente van a dilucidar el nuevo reparto de poder para los cuatro próximos años, siempre que la aritmética parlamentaria haga posible la estabilidad toda una legislatura. Es el año del juicio […]

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